passport of St. Kitts & Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel15

Asset protection58

Quality of life20

"Plan B"10

St Kitts and Nevis passport power and interesting facts about the country

The St Kitts and Nevis passport is strong. It gives visa-free access to 157 countries, including the UK and the Schengen states. St Kitts and Nevis is famous for the oldest citizenship by investment programme: it has operated since 1984. More than 20,000 foreigners have already got St Kitts and Nevis citizenship and now benefit from their passport power.

St Kitts and Nevis is located in the Caribbean Sea and shares a border with Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, Sint Eustatius, and Saint Barthélemy. It is a part of the Commonwealth of Nations, and the head of the St Kitts and Nevis government is a British monarch. The country’s income comes from the tourist and agricultural sectors.

Population

52.441

Capital

Buster

Official language

English

GDP per capita

$16.400

Time zone

UTC-4

Currency

East Caribbean dollar

St Kitts and Nevis passport ranking and benefits

  • 1

    Visa-free travel to 157 countries

    St Kitts and Nevis citizens can enter the Schengen countries visa-free and stay there for 90 days out of 180 days. They can also travel visa-free to the UK and stay there for 180 days. Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland and other popular destinations are other visa-free countries.

  • 2

    Visitor visa to the USA for 10 years

    The St Kitts and Nevis passport strength allows its holders to obtain a B‑1/B‑2 visa to the USA for 10 years. This visa allows them to visit friends and relatives, travel and receive medical treatment.

  • 3

    Registration of a company in St Kitts and Nevis

    Investors with St Kitts and Nevis citizenship can register their companies in the country. Information about the owners is not recorded in the trade registry. Companies registered abroad can help to work with contra gentes, for example, to make payments without currency control.

  • 4

    Tax optimisation

    There are no taxes on income, inheritance and capital gains in St Kitts and Nevis.

Grounds for obtaining a St Kitts and Nevis passport

St. Kitts & Nevis allows dual citizenship

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Naturalization

Estimated time: 14 years

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Repatriation

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Adoption

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining a St Kitts and Nevis passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

St Kitts and Nevis passport by investment

To obtain citizenship, investors do not take exams on knowledge of the language, culture or history of the country. You don’t need to live in Saint Kitts and Nevis either: the procedure for obtaining a passport is completely remote. Citizenship is inherited.

$150 000+

Investments

2—6 months

Obtaining period

5—7 years

Time frame for returning real estate investments

Who can get a St Kitts and Nevis passport

  • Investor with a legal income

    • 18 years of age or older

    • with no criminal records

    • with good health

    • with stable financial status

  • Spouse

    • of opposite sex

    • with no criminal records

  • Children under 30

    • financially dependant on the investor

  • Parents

    • Over 55 years old

    • financially dependant on the investor

  • Siblings

    • under 30 years old

    • not married

    • have no children

    • use financial support from the investor

Investment conditions

The St Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme offers two investment options:

  • $150,000+ — a non-refundable contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund;

  • $200,000+ — purchase of the real estate.

The investment sum depends on the size of the family. The investor pays an additional $25,000 for a spouse, $10,000 for a parent or a child, and $20,000 for a sibling.

The investor can buy a share in the real estate project approved by the government. The share must cost $200,000 or $400,000. In the first case, it can be sold after 7 years, in the second one — in 5 years. Moreover, if the investor files an application for citizenship by investment before November 1st, 2022, they can buy a villa on the islands that costs $400,000+.

Besides the investment, an applicant must pay a Due Diligence fee for every person over 16 years old, government charges and legal services fees.

Expenses for a family of 4

Investor, their spouse and their children of 10 and 17 years old

Expenses

Fund contribution

Purchase of real estate

Investments

$195,000

$200,000

Due Diligence

$15,500

$15,500

State fee

$75,200

Other duties and fees

$3,094

$3,094

Total

$213,594

$293,794

Individual cost calculation for obtaining a St Kitts and Nevis passport

The calculation includes all associated expenses, a payment schedule and the cost of legal support services for obtaining citizenship.

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Step-by-step procedure for obtaining a St Kitts and Nevis passport by investment

1

1 day

Preliminary Due Diligence

A certified Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer conducts a Due Diligence check against international databases. This procedure helps to detect refusal risks and offers a suitable solution to reduce them.

The check is confidential and takes one working day. The investor provides only a passport; other documents are not needed.

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2

2—3 weeks

Preparation of the documents

The investor provides personal and financial records according to the list given by Immigrant Invest lawyers. The lawyers notarise copies and translations and fill in government application forms.

When the documents are ready, the investor pays the Due Diligence fee, and the lawyers send the application to the CBI Unit.

3

2—6 months

Due Diligence

Due Diligence is taken by the investor and all their family members over 16 years old. The CBI Unit considers all the documents provided and decides whether to approve or reject the application.

4

Up to 3 months

Fulfilment of investment condition

The investor contributes to the fund or buys real estate when the application is approved. They need to do that in 90 days.

5

Up to 4 weeks

Collection of the passport

A passport and a naturalisation certificate are produced in 4 weeks from when the investment transfer is proved. Documents are sent to the address that the investor provided.

Frequently asked questions

  • How to get St Kitts and Nevis citizenship?

    The St Kitts and Nevis powerful passport can be obtained by birth, naturalisation, adoption or investment. The application for obtaining citizenship by naturalisation can be filed after 14 years of living in the country. St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment can be obtained by foreigners who are ready to invest in the economy at least $150,000. The application can include a spouse, children under 30 years old, parents over 55 years old, and siblings under 30 years old. All adults must be financially dependent on the investor.

  • How much time does it take to obtain St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment?

    The standard procedure of application consideration takes 3—6 months. Due Diligence can be speeded up for an additional price; then, it will take 60 days.

  • What are the benefits of the St Kitts and Nevis passport?

    The St Kitts and Nevis passport is ranked high in the list of strengths of passports. It gives visa-free access to 157 countries, including the Schengen states and the UK. Moreover, citizens can register companies in St Kitts and Nevis and benefit from tax optimisation. They can also get long-term visitor visas to the USA for 10 years.